Therefore, by taking economic, social, environmental issues into accounts is a key approach to develop sustainably in different contexts. According to Griggs et al. (2013), the improvement of life quality should be within the scope of earth’s ability to support human well-beings. They mentioned that the twin priorities for sustainable development goals(SDG) must be both the earth’s life-support system and poverty reduction . It is also noticeable that different from the common understanding, which often puts clean air, ecosystem services and biodiversity into the category of environmental sustainability, Griggs et al.
EIAs promote the development that is sustainable and maximizes the usage of resources and management opportunities (Glasson, 1999). EIA is recognized internationally as an imperative tool to be used in guiding individuals on the path to sustainable development. Therefore, a crucial purpose of an EIA is to promote environmentally sound and sustainable development through the identification of appropriate enhancement and mitigation measures (UNEP, 2002). EIA has to ensure that development proposals do not challenge critical resources and ecological functions, welfare, lifestyle and livelihood of the communities and people who depend on them (UNEP,
Environmental sustainability seeks to explain the ways in which exploitation and utilisation of the natural resources will not be made to negatively affect the environment or the health of human beings (Kahn 1995). Environmental sustainability considers the ways through which resources will not be used up faster than they are being replenished, and the transition toward low carbon emissions despite the increasing population. Figure 3.1: The Three Pillars of Sustainable Development Source: Kahn (1995) The theoretical framework used by Kahn explains the need to integrate and appropriately co-ordinate the economic, social and environmental units of a country to achieve sustained social and economic development. In other words, to realise qualitative growth rather than
An unknown person once said, “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” This quote is important when it comes to general organization, but what about the organization of a society? Should every element of humanity be controlled? This is the situation for Jonas’ community in The Giver. This utopian society is a solution for many problems in the world. Living in the Utopian society of Lois Lowry's The Giver would be superior to where humanity exists in the universe today because it is safer, citizens do not have to face the problems of negative interactions with each other, and there is Climate Control to prevent disasters.
Page pointed out the resourcist view of the Intergenerational Justice in the Climate Change. The climate system should be considered as an “open access resource system”. (Page, 1999) Under the social efficiency considerations, the existing generations should not (1) damage the climate system; (2) not to deplete the non-renewable resources that would worsen the climate system; (3) not to damage the natural resources. He suggested that the consumption of nonrenewable resources should be “compensated”. The later generations should be left no worse off.
Therefore, we need to think about tomorrow with respect to every action that we take in the environment and in this case we can say that sustainable development requires slower population growth. With this in mind, we need to be educated through our cultures about the impact we caused to the environment as we continue to reproduce. The challenge of environmental ethics has led to the attempt to apply traditional ethical theories, including consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics, to support contemporary environmental concerns; the preservation of biodiversity as an ethical goal; the broader concerns of some thinkers with wilderness, the built environment and the politics of poverty; the ethics of sustainability and climate change, and some directions for possible future developments of the discipline [ CITATION And15 \l 1033 ]. With this multi-dimensional approach one can see that it is more of a cultural issue to think of it from its origin. We have grown to see our parents have children, build houses, buy cars cultivate farmlands, explore timber and many other aspects.
With changes in the global temperature and weather, the understanding of the stability of society is necessary to allow us to develop to an environment that is able to resist any disturbance to our ecosystem. This understanding will allow us to build infrastructure in our services and funds to resist these changes and continue to provide a sustainable flow of goods to society. When changes to our ecosystem occur, humanity needs to be prepared to deal with these changes. Also understanding the human impact on the environment allows us to determine what actions have caused a negative impact on the ecosystem and develop a society were humanity can minimize their effect on these impacts. As humanity moves towards the future, the human impact on the environment will be more prevalent and cause changes in our services and capital of resources.
Distributive Justice Distributive justice implies a more reasonable distribution of resources (Sangiovanni, 2012), together with natural resources and social benefits (Stark, 2010). The awareness of distributive justice somehow relies on whether the benefits are material or symbolic (Sangiovanni, 2012), and Otto, Baumert, and Bobocel (2011) establish that it depends on cultural values. Not only tangible goods are distributed but also intangible things and fairness perceptions depend on how these benefits are assigned according to Social Resources Theory (Baumert & Schmitt, 2012). A fair society is meant to ensure a balance in the benefits that citizens receive (Bou-Habib, 2011). In a judicial process, it states that sentences represent excellent
Sustainability can not only be a positive but a negative too. Paul James (2015) declares: Positive sustainability can be defined as practices and meanings of human engagement that make for lifeworlds that project the ongoing probability of natural and social flourishing, vibrancy, resilience, and adaptation. (p. 23) Some authors describe sustainability as a “flat” term which is overweighed in the society. These highly educated people prefer to use the term ‘resilience’ as a description of stability for us and our descendants, but on the other hand this term carries some
Simply put, responsible tourism is tourism that creates better places for people to live in and better places to visit. A responsible tourism approach aims to achieve the three principle outcomes of sustainable development, economic growth, environmental integrity and social justice.Responsible Tourism is not the same thing as sustainable tourism. Sustainability is the goal, a goal which can only be achieved by people taking responsibility, together with others, to achieve it. Responsible Tourism is about taking responsibility for making tourism sustainable, it is about what people do to address the many specific challenges we